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post #1966 of 4839

I've decided to come back to HD700. I bought ones last year but I sold them to buy a T1. I have to admit that T1 is probably a better headphones but the HD700 is not that far and very important for me, they are VERY comfortable, the best I've ever had (with HD800).

Waiting for a Crack+speedball in the coming days

post #1967 of 4839

I am a brand new HD700 owner, which have not yet arrived.  Can anyone provide some tips on how to care for the ear pads?  The replacements are very expensive, about twice the cost of the HD600/650 pads and I would like to keep them in great condition for as long as possible!

post #1968 of 4839

I occasionally take my ear pads off and hand wash them in dishsoapy water.  Smash and pat em dry with paper towels.  Air dry for a day or whatever.  Usually after they've been on heads at meets.  I do that with all my headphones actually.

post #1969 of 4839

They are on sales on Mxxxxxxx, $5xx.


Edited by pdrm360 - 8/22/14 at 1:22am
post #1970 of 4839
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They are on sales on XXXXXXXXX.

I don't know if the rule is head-fi wide, or just in specific threads, but references to groupbuy sites are not allowed. I suggest you remove your post.
post #1971 of 4839
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I don't know if the rule is head-fi wide, or just in specific threads, but references to groupbuy sites are not allowed. I suggest you remove your post.


Just threads where mods and tattlers don't sub to :tongue_smile:

 

Still I guess he was rather overt about it.

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Just threads where mods and tattlers don't sub to tongue_smile.gif

Still I guess he was rather overt about it.
ahhh, ok. Well perhaps next time I won't offer my $0.02 then haha.
In related news, that site is selling its first senn, which will be the trial run for if they do other senn sales. Time will tell.
post #1973 of 4839

I guess it's better now. :tongue_smile:

post #1974 of 4839
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I guess it's better now. :tongue_smile:


Heh you should have kept it $5XX as a teaser

 

On a different note, I want to hear the HD700 sound again and compare to the HD800 through the Bakoon amp current mode. The HD800 sounds so much darker and has a larger bass presence. I'd imagine it similar to the HD700 sound without the treble issues. In fact, any treble complaints on the HD800 are gone through this amp. Of course, it deviates from the "pure" HD800 sound.


Edited by Sonido - 8/21/14 at 11:27pm
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Heh you should have kept it $5XX as a teaser

 

It's done!

post #1976 of 4839

I loved the HD600 but wasn't a fan of the 650 or 800.  Recently picked up a pair of 700's and I gotta say that they are pretty lifeless on my WA6SE.  Granted i'm using my least desirable tube setup but so far they are a bit of a disappointment.  Has anyone else had trouble matching these cans up with a good amp?

post #1977 of 4839
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I loved the HD600 but wasn't a fan of the 650 or 800.  Recently picked up a pair of 700's and I gotta say that they are pretty lifeless on my WA6SE.  Granted i'm using my least desirable tube setup but so far they are a bit of a disappointment.  Has anyone else had trouble matching these cans up with a good amp?

I have found that they are easy to drive and reflect the quality of the amp as one moves up. Have you tried both the low and high impedance outputs as the HD700's have the efficiency of a low impedance headphone but a relatively high impedance? What are the differences you hear? How many hours are on them?

post #1978 of 4839
They're brand new and I've only put maybe 45 minutes of head time on them.
I will definitely try the high output but I doubt that'll help.
I think once I put my EML rectifier and Sylvanias in they'll sing. That setup will make any pair of cans scream.

My initial impression of the hd700 is dull, lifeless and boring. They don't sound bad persay.
Obviously this is just an initial impression and I'll follow up once I've gotten more time with em
post #1979 of 4839
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They're brand new and I've only put maybe 45 minutes of head time on them.
I will definitely try the high output but I doubt that'll help.
I think once I put my EML rectifier and Sylvanias in they'll sing. That setup will make any pair of cans scream.

My initial impression of the hd700 is dull, lifeless and boring. They don't sound bad persay.
Obviously this is just an initial impression and I'll follow up once I've gotten more time with em

Sounds more like your amp to me. Even when new my HD700's never sounded dull.

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They're brand new and I've only put maybe 45 minutes of head time on them.
.........

My initial impression of the hd700 is dull, lifeless and boring. They don't sound bad persay.
Obviously this is just an initial impression and I'll follow up once I've gotten more time with em

?

 

So far my 700s are turning out to be the best phones I’ve had in terms of balance, prat, clarity (excluding the 800s) and dynamics. Been selling off most of my phones and I’m now down to the 700s, AKG K712s and HD580/600s. The HD700’s are the liveliest of the 3, the HD580/600s coming in 3rd.

 

 

Interestingly the K712s sound very much like the 580/600s but with a wider sound-field and much deeper bass (how things change.:confused: ), so the K712s will be replacing the HD580/600s as an on hand alternative to the 700s.

 

The great thing about the HD700s “for me” is that they fill the gap, prior, depending on the music/recording I’d either grab the AKG K701’s (staging/clarity), Grado SR325is (prat/presence) or the HD580/600s (warmth/intimacy), the 700s sort of made all these phones redundant in my collection, not to mention the 700s also add much better, deeper and tighter bass.


Edited by Rob80b - 8/23/14 at 5:15am
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